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Discover More Here By |October 6th, 2018|Color Photography, Destinations, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

http://kalevalatours.fi/accommodation Sunset, Badlands National Park, South Dakota (2018) OK, so maybe I jumped the gun a little. Maybe I still do have something to say regarding the F6. Allow me to explain. Over the past several years I've enjoyed shooting with a variety of cameras, including all the Nikon single-digits F-series, as well as a few medium format Mamiyas. Anyone [...]

Nikon F6 + Rokinon 14mm IF ED UMC Lens

By |May 19th, 2017|Destinations, lens compatibility, super wide angle|

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico. I am on my belly, as close to the front of the skull as I can be without touching the front element to his furry snout. This thing is w-i-d-e. This past February I returned to New Mexico's Bisti Wilderness in search of dramatic skies. Armed with the F6, a freshly repaired 645 ProTL [...]

Road Trip: Valley of the Gods National Monument, Utah

By |October 29th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Film Processing, Hybrid Workflow, Road Trippin'|

Good by ol’ desert rat, Ya half crazy wild cat. You knew where it was at, what life’s all about. Ya saver of catalogs, King of the prairie dogs, success is survival and you toughed it out, You toughed it out.

Grand Staircase, Escalante National Monument, Utah

By |October 21st, 2016|6 Things I Love About the F6, Destinations, Film Emulsions, Places, Road Trippin', Slide Film|

I first visited the northern region of the Escalante Staircase area years ago after reading an article on the Burr Trail -but that's another story. More recently (back in 2007) I hit it from the south, having come up one night from Flagstaff and checked into a hotel in Page, Arizona just off Hwy 89. There was a large canvas hanging [...]

Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico (2016)

By |October 16th, 2016|Black and White, Destinations, Longevity, Places, Road Trippin'|

One of the things I've looked forward to each year since - forever - is my fall trip. This year it was down to the Four Corners area of the US and covered territory in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah then back in Colorado. We visited a handful of awe-inspiring destinations - some for the first time, others back for another go. [...]

The 440

By |July 15th, 2015|4042n, Destinations, Film Emulsions, General Information, Road Trippin', Uncategorized|

A few weeks ago I needed to get out - as in far away from the computer - in a big way. The weather wasn't good along the Front Range and checking the iPhone confirmed pretty much any place within easy driving distance was experiencing the same. It looked like the only thing to do was out drive the front. [...]

4042n: Poudre Canyon, Cameron Pass, Jackson County, Rand, Walden

By |June 3rd, 2015|4042n, Destinations, Places, Vintage Nikon|

From a recent 4042n jaunt to one of my favorite stomping grounds: North Park, Colorado. North Park is still old Colorado and I like that very much. Recent rains and early spring conditions (March 26) made for muddy travel but no catastrophies were had. Rustic Inn vintage sign along Colorado Highway 14's Poudre Canyon. Larimer County, Colorado (2015) Nikon [...]

Santa Fe and Vintage Film Bodies, Chapter 3

By |December 12th, 2014|Destinations, Road Trippin'|

Sometimes returning to your roots is a good thing. When we lived in Santa Fe from the mid 90's 'til 2000 I was in a different phase of photography. In recent years I've enjoyed returning to this beautiful country with a better understanding of light - and how to coax more out of a frame of film with subtle adjustments here and there.

Santa Fe and Vintage, Nikon Film Bodies, chapter 2

By |November 22nd, 2014|Destinations, From the Past, Places, Technical Features, Uncategorized, Vintage Nikon|

Chapter 2: San Luis, Colorado to Santa Fe, New Mexico One of my great joys in life is driving; to simply wander and explore with a camera; and once in a while to answer that perennial question - what's down this road, or around the next bend? The drive from San Luis, Colorado to Taos, New Mexico has to be one [...]